Richard Stallman will explain how software patents obstruct software development. Software patents are patents that cover software ideas. They restrict the development of software, so that every design decision brings a risk of getting sued. Patents in other fields restrict factories, but software patents restrict every computer user. Economic research shows that they even retard progress. There is no registration or fee and the public is encouraged to attend. Location: Drexel University, Bossone Auditorium, Building 7A, 3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (Directions at: http://www.drexel.edu/em/directions/map_uc.html)
Richard Stallman will be speaking to an audience made up mostly of policy makers from the public sector and civil society representatvies. The public is encouraged to attend. There is no fee, but registration is required. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (593-2) 22 22 783 to register. Location: Auditorio "Bartolome de Las Casas" de la Universidad Politecnica Salesiana (Av. Isabel la Catolica y Veintimilla, Campus ex-colegio Spellman de Varones), Quito, Ecuador
Richard Stallman will speak about the goals and philosophy of the Free Software Movement, and the status and history the GNU operating system, which in combination with the kernel Linux is now used by tens of millions of users world-wide. Location: Universidad Central del Ecuador.
Copyright developed in the age of the printing press, and was designed to fit with the system of centralized copying imposed by the printing press. But the copyright system does not fit well with computer networks, and only draconian punishments can enforce it. The global corporations that profit from copyright are lobbying for draconian punishments, and to increase their copyright powers, while suppressing public access to technology. But if we seriously hope to serve the only legitimate purpose of copyright--to promote progress, for the benefit of the public--then we must make changes in the other direction. This speech will be held at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador.
Richard Stallman will explain how software patents hinder the development of software. This speech will be held at the Escuela Politecnica Nacional.
Richard Stallman will be speaking to an audience composed mostly of engineering students. The public is encouraged to attend. The exact location of the event is: Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral, Auditorio Maestria en Sistemas de Informacion Generencial (MSIG), Malecon Simon Bolivar, Campus Las Penas, Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Richard Stallman will be speaking to an audience composed mostly of engineering students. The public is encouraged to attend. There is no fee but registration is required. The detail location of the event is: Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral, Auditorio Biblioteca Central de Ingenierias, Km. 30.5 via perimetral, Campus Gustavo Galindo, Biblioteca Central, Guayaquil, Ecuador
Richard Stallman will be speaking to an audience of mostly engineering students. The speech will be in Spanish. There is not fee but registration is required. The public is encouraged to attend. The full address of the location is: Auditorio de la Facultad de Ingenieria, Av. Carlos Julio Aoresemena Km 1 1/2 via a Daule, Edificio de la Facultad de Ingenieria, segundo piso, Guayaquil, Ecuador.
Richard Stallman's speech will be part of a larger event entitled _Aportes Colombianos al Movimiento Software y Hardware Libre_. The event starts at 08:00. Richard Stallman will be speaking to an audience of free software developers and anyone with an interest in free software in education and in business. All are encouraged to attend. There is no fee or registration required. The exact location of the event is: Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Kra 30 # 45-03, Auditorio Leon de Greiff, Bogota, Colombia.
Richard Stallman will speak about the philosophy, goals, methods, current state and future of the GNU/Linux operating system. The audience will be made up of government officials, free software developers and the general public. All are encouraged to attend. There is no fee but registration is required at http://orfeo.superservicios.gov.co/d/?q=contact
IIT Campus, MTCC McCloska Auditorium, 3201 S State St., Chicago, IL 60616 (directions can be found at http://www.iit.edu/about/directions_main.html). Richard Stallman will be speaking to an audience with moderate awareness of an involvement in the GNU project. This speech is free and open to the public.
Richard Stallman will speak to law school students, lawyers and journalists. This event is open to the public and is sponsored by the International Human Rights Law Society, Program Democracy, Plaza at IPUI, Copyright Management Center at Indiana University School of Law and the Intellectual Property Law Society. The precise location of the event will be: Lawrence W. Inlow Hall Room 100 (Wynne Courtroom), 530 W. New York Street (at the corner of New York Street and West Street - right in front of the Military Park), Indianapolis, IN 46202-3225
Part of "The 4th GPLv3 Conference". This event is open to the public. Seating is limited. Registration is required.
This event is open to the public.
Part of the Second Seminar of Public Policies in Science and Technology and Free Software Community Gathering. The event is free and open to the public upon registration.
Richard Stallman will be speaking at the "Paris Capitale du Libre" conference in Paris. The full address of the speech is: Paris Capitale du Libre, PALAIS BRONGNIART, Place de la Bourse 75002 PARIS.
Richard Stallman will be speaking at the Biblioteca Berio in Genoa Italy. The speech is free and open to the public. It will be given in English, with simultaneous translation into Italian. The address of the event is: Sala de Chierici - Biblioteca Berio (Via al Seminario), Genoa, Italy.
Richard Stallman will be giving a speech in English at the Polaris Scientific and Technological Park in Cagliari, Sardinia. The speech is free and open to the public. No prior registration is required. The full address of the speech is: Polaris Scientific and Technological Park, Building number 2, Main Auditorium. C/O Consorzio 21, Building 2, Localita' Piscinamanna, 09010 Pula (CA), Italy.
Richard Stallman will be giving a speech in French at ENSTA in Paris, France. The speech is free and open to the public. The full address of the event is: 32 Boulevard Victor, Paris 15, entrance on the corner of Boulevard Victor & Rue de la Porte d'Issy, Paris, France.
Professor Moglen is currently a Professor of Law and Legal History at Columbia Law School as well as the General Counsel for the Free Software Foundation. "Free software puts in the hands of users the rules about packet distribution in the devices and networks that the software powers. That means free software plays a smaller or larger role in the determination of media concentration, according as users have more or less control over the network that envelopes their lives. Media concentrators know this to be true, and are adversaries of free software. I will describe how we will fight back, and win." The event is free, open to the public and the site is fully accessible.